Educare Chicago

Educare Chicago inspired the development of other Educare schools across the country after it was created in 2000 by the Ounce of Prevention Fund. The state-of-the-art school on Chicago’s South Side serves low-income infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. Educare’s research-based program helps children develop the literacy, language, early math and social-emotional skills they need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Educare teachers and staff also partner with parents to help them become champions for their children’s education and achieve their own education goals. The family center at the school offers resources for parents as well as a library, staffed by parent volunteers, of children’s and adult books.


Educare gardens: Plant a seed and watch children grow

October 12, 2016

As fall gets underway, children and families at Educare schools are busy harvesting the last of the crops grown in each of their gardens. These gardens are an inspiring addition to the schools and provide new opportunities and experiences for… Read More




Educare Chicago
5044 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615-2117

Quick Facts:

  • Serves 146 children birth to age five and their families
  • Opened in February 2000
  • Partners: Ounce of Prevention Fund, Harris Foundation, Chicago Public Schools, State of Illinois